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In the Mouth of the Wolf

In the Mouth of the Wolf
Written by Michael Morpurgo Illustrated by Barroux
Egmont £12.99
ISBN: 978-1405285261

This book is based on the true story of Francis Cammaerts who was a fervent conscientious objector. However, after the death of his brother, Pieter, he decided he had to join the war and throw himself into the mouth of the wolf. He joined the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent and set up a large network of resistance fighters across the south of France. The story begins on the evening of his 90th birthday party when Francis starts reminiscing over his life. We follow Francis through his memories, beautifully illustrated by Barroux, a great French illustrator, who inspired Michael Morpurgo to write the story. It is told in the first person as Francis addresses all the people in his life who have meant so much to him. Beautifully written, both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Ingrid Fox



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